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'''Alexandre Dumas''' (, , born '''Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie''' ; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870),[http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761563124/Alexandre_Dumas.html Alexandre Dumas] on Encarta. [http://www.webcitation.org/5kwDgz6ji Archived] 31 October 2009. also known as '''Alexandre Dumas, ''père''''', was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serial (literature)|serials, including ''The Count of Monte Cristo'', ''The Three Musketeers'', ''Twenty Years After'', and ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later''. His novels have been adapted since the early twentieth century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, ''The Knight of Sainte-Hermine,'' unfinished at his death, was completed by a scholar and published in 2005, becoming a...
Birth nameDumas Davy de la Pailleterie
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1802|7|24}}
Birth placeVillers-Cotterêts, Aisne, First French Empire|French Empire
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1870|12|5|1802|7|24}}
Death placePuys (near Dieppe, Seine-Maritime|Dieppe), Seine-Maritime, French Third Republic| Republic of France
OccupationNovelist, playwright
NationalityFrench
Period1829–1869
MovementRomanticism and Historical fiction
Notableworks''The Three Musketeers'' (1844)
''The Count of Monte Cristo'' (1844-1845)
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